23 years ago, “Southernplayalisticcadillacmuzik” dropped and Outkast burst onto the scene. Today, J. Period released his live recording of Outkast: Refixed, an hour plus of classic Outkast cuts remixed with all types of beats. Some may catch you off guard – like the “Hot N*gga” instrumental paired with “Elevators,” but they all work and give . . .
If you’re like me, the thought of someone remixing the hallowed work of the one and only Outkast is a bit nerve wracking. How does one improve perfection? The answer: you don’t. Just make something new out of it. That’s exactly what DJ Dub:ra does with his funky remix of “Ms. Jackson.” This version is . . .
Wind down your summer with the help of a new mix featuring experimental sounds, classic records, and innovative remixes courtesy of ESSNTL‘s Earth To Your Brain radio. By the time you listen to the first twenty minutes or so, you just might be ready to float away. Music comes from The Internet, John Legend, PYRMDPLAZA, Lil’ Kim, . . .
The instrumental from UGK‘s “Int’l Player’s Anthem” might be one of my all time favorites. Produced by DJ Paul and Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia, its nostalgic feel is undeniable. Add verses from André 3000, Pimp C, Bun B, and Big Boi to the mix? This song is truly a gem. Wonya Love‘s newly . . .
James Blake remixes are often in a world of their own. Take his latest, a remix of Outkast and UGK‘s “International Player’s Anthem.” The original featured an iconic, unmistakably vibrant and upbeat soul sample. Stream James Blake’s “International Player’s Anthem” via BBC‘s website, at the 20:30 mark of the program. Also check out Blake’s earlier . . .
Atlanta creative Raury decided to pay homage to fellow ATLiens on Sway In The Morning, delivering a rapid fire verse over Outkast’s “Elevators.” Raury is primarily known for his vocals, but that didn’t stop him from delivering right on time. Raury freestyles with confidence in the video, making us wonder what direction he’ll take his . . .
Outkast‘s “Da Art of Storytellin,” which was originally featured on Aquemini, receives a slick modern remake today courtesy of AbJo. The focus lies on the chorus this time around, which is combined with layered electronic instrumentation to create a new age, soulful vibe. Stream AbJo’s remix of “Da Art of Storytellin” below.
As the year of Outkast’s 20th year anniversary continues to move forward, Kero One re-releases a remix of Outkast’s “Roses” that’s fit for an adventurous night out. The psychedelic vibes of the original are replaced by more sensual, funky instrumentation that will certainly broaden the record’s appeal. As Kero One himself explains, “I decided to . . .
With Outkast back in the headlines for their huge festival tour and 20th anniversary this year, hunger for new material is probably at an all-time high. Urban Noize and Pigeons&Planes have delivered a remix EP entitled Everlastin’ that is not new material, but is well worth the listen. Steven of Urban Noize explains, “The project is to . . .
The plot thickens. The excitement builds. Started from Coachella, now we here. At first, it looked like we’d be having to make those California flights and New York drives, but it looks like Outkast has a full fledged tour in the works, booking over 40 tour dates in honor of the 20-year anniversary of their . . .
If you’re like me and live on the East Coast, you might be able to empathize with how I felt upon hearing that Outkast would be headlining Coachella 2014. At first I was like “damn, that’s awesome! I have to get over there.” Then I was like, “damn, that’s far. Damn, that’s expensive. How will . . .
Hol’ up. Hold my phone. Stop the presses. Rumors have abounded in regards to the future of Outkast, ever since the beginning of their hiatus almost seven years ago now. Today, rumors have surfaced that the legendary Atlanta duo may be headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which launches on April 14, 2014, . . .
The day has come. We were enticed DJ Needles‘s “Skew It On The Scenario” recently, but now we have been gifted with a full album comprised of mixes of A Tribe Called Quest instrumentation and Outkast lyricism. Listen to a sneak peek below, and download “A Tribe Called Kast” here.
Outkast‘s Big Boi makes his full return with his third studio album, Boomiverse. The 12-track offering includes guest appearances by Killer Mike, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Snoop Dogg, Eric Bellinger, and more. Stream below and get your copy of the LP on iTunes.
When Outkast released Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003, I was enamored. Of course I loved Big Boi‘s southern rap cadences, but Andre 3000‘s take on psychedelic funk and jazz with Atlanta swag appealed to my senses. It was new and experimental and gritty while being soft. One of the standout tracks was “Prototype.” The release . . .